College basketball roundup
The college basketball roundup …
PROVO, Utah — Jimmer Fredette scored 43 points and ninth-ranked BYU beat No. 4 San Diego State 71-58 before a frenzied crowd Wednesday night, handing the Aztecs their first defeat of the season.
The loss by SDSU (20-1, 5-1 Mountain West Conference) leaves No. 1 Ohio State as the only unbeaten team in the nation at 21-0.
BYU (20-1, 6-0) has won 10 straight, and six in a row at home against San Diego State.
The biggest regular-season basketball game in Mountain West history didn’t disappoint. The first matchup of top-10 teams in the conference was tight from the start.
No. 7 Texas 61, Oklahoma State 46
STILLWATER, Okla. — Tristan Thompson scored all 14 of his points in the second half, Jordan Hamilton added 12 points and 11 rebounds and Texas beat Oklahoma State.
beating No. 19 Louisville 72-67 on Saturday but now have won two straight conference games. They never trailed in this one and the Wildcats couldn’t mount a serious comeback.
Providence 83, No. 8 Villanova 68
PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Winning twice in five days over ranked teams is very impressive for an unranked school, especially after going 12 years without consecutive victories over Top 25 clubs.
With a pesky defense and careful ball handling, Providence accomplished that feat.
No. 16 Minnesota 81, Northwestern 70
MINNEAPOLIS — Blake Hoffarber scored 20 points while playing point guard in place of Al Nolen, Trevor Mbakwe rammed his way to 18 points and 14 rebounds, and Minnesota beat Northwestern.
No. 21 Georgetown 77, St. John’s 52
WASHINGTON — Hollis Thompson responded to his benching with 15 points and six rebounds, and Georgetown returned home to a snowbound nation’s capital with a win over St. John’s.
No. 23 Louisville 55, West Virginia 54
LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Peyton Siva hit a twisting layup with 4.5 seconds remaining to lift Louisville over undermanned West Virginia.
Temple 76, Charlotte 67
PHILADELPHIA — Khalif Wyatt scored 17 points, dished out six assists and had six rebounds to lead Temple over Charlotte 76-67 on Wednesday night.
Charlotte (9-11, 1-5) was led by bChris Braswell and Derrio Green, who scored 15 points each as the 49ers also had four players in double figures. Jamar Briscoe added 14 and K.J. Sherrill 12 for Charlotte.
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